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16th Annual HPL 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 7, 2013 9:00 am
Hubbardston Center School, 8 Elm Street, Hubbardston
Lace up those trainers, because it's time once again for the Hubbardston Public Library's annual 5K road race! Proceeds from the race and sponsorships benefit the Library.
Registration for the race is $17 on or before August 2, $20 afterwards. Registration fees are waived if you raise $25 or more in sponsorships.
Click on the image below to view the race route. Note: The race begins in the Hubbardston Center School parking lot at 8 Elm Street, not at the Library as it says on the website.
Laptop available for patron use
A laptop computer is available for patrons to use while they're in the library. You must present a valid driver's license in order to borrow the laptop. For details, please see the librarian on duty.
The Hubbardston Public Library was founded in 1872, and originally housed its collection of books in the local Mechanics Hall. In 1874, Jonas G. Clark, a native of Hubbardston and founder of Clark University, purchased property on Main Street and funded the construction of the brick and stone library building.
The building is in the Second Empire/Italianate style and was designed by Elbridge Boyden and Son, of Worcester. In September 1875, the Hubbardston Public Library moved to its 7 Main Street location. The first floor was originally half library, half post office, hence the plaques you might notice flanking the front door. The gallery level was added to the rear of the building in 1929. Many residents recall the gallery's original translucent glass floor. The property underwent a historical restoration project in 2000.
The Library serves the citizens of Hubbardston by providing a wide variety of materials and services and by hosting public events. We have best-selling books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines available to borrow. And Internet access and the C/W MARS online catalog are offered at no charge.